Wild mammals make up 4% of the biomass of global mammal populations,
while humans make up 36% and farmed mammals make up 60%. Similarly, farmed
chickens make up 70% of the biomass of global bird populations. To sustain
these huge farmed animal populations we use vasts amounts of land, resources
and produce significant amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. Our
use of non-human animals is significantly impacting the global environment and
is a leading cause of environmental destruction. By ending our
oppression of farmed animals we can reclaim land for rewilding and
significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve environmental
liberation we must understand the link between animal oppression and
environmental destruction. Ignoring the oppression of animals comes at the
expense of the environment.
This workshop will describe the link between animal and environmental
oppression. Participants will discuss why animal oppression is often ignored in
the environmental movement and identify ways forward.
Recorded at the Students of Sustainability 2018 conference: http://www.studentsofsustainability.org/
Plugs for Nick and Adam:
Both Nick and Adam are hosts of the animal advocacy radio show Freedom of Species on 3CR855AM Community Radio.
Adam runs the VeganSci website and podcast, looking at scientific literature that is relevant to veganism and animal liberation.
Nick co-hosts the social justice podcast Progressive Podcast Australia.
Also check out the upcoming discussion forum in Melbourne 'Community as Activism: Building Community within the Animal Liberation Movement and Beyond' by the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) that was mentioned at the end of the talk! All information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/163203474552122/
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